More Shipbuilding Jobs Lost

Tuesday, August 23, 2005
Already planning to lay off 900 workers from shipbuilding yards in Louisiana and Mississippi, Northrop Grumman Corp. reports that an additional 1,000 jobs in Louisiana and Mississippi will be lost to attrition, according to a report on

Since a hiring freeze was started last summer, 400 vacant positions have gone unfilled following resignations and retirements. The company said it expects to eliminate another 600 jobs through attrition within 12 months.

On Monday, the company reported that it will lay off about 900 workers, mostly welders, over the next four months. Those layoffs are on top of 120 drafters and designers laid off from Northrop shipyards in January.

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